When does the tournament start and end?
Starts Monday, 16th January 2023
Ends Sunday, 29th January 2023
The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year is held each year in the last fortnight of January at Melbourne Park. The upcoming edition will take place from January 16 to 29, 2023. This Australian open will be the 111th Australian Open, the 55th in the Open Era. The competition will feature singles, doubles, and mixed doubles matches for professional players. There will be singles and doubles competitions for junior and wheelchair players. Kia is once again the tournament’s primary sponsor. The current champion is Rafael Nadal.
In addition to trying to become the first male player in the 118-year history of the Australian Open to have ten victories, Novak Djokovic will push to tie Rafael Nadal for the record-extending 22nd Slam overall.
History of the Australian Open:
This massive tennis competition was first held in 1905 and dates all the way back to the late 20th century. The Australian Championship was the title under which the Australian Open was first known until 1969. Earlier, the game was played in a number of Australian cities, but starting in 1987, Melbourne became the chosen venue of play. The Australian Open is a significant tennis competition that has been held in a number of nations, including New Zealand in 1906 and 1912. Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground hosted the first match. Due to its remote geographic location, the Australian Open did not feature any foreign competitors until 1946, when a number of US players flew to Australia.
List of seeds (men’s championship):
|13.||Pablo Carreno Busta|
|21.||Roberto Bautista Agut|
|24.||Alex de Minaur|
|31.||Alejandro Davidovich Fokina|
List of seeds (women’s championship):
|14.||Beatriz Haddad Maia|
Some interesting facts about the Australian Open:
- At the age of 18, Ken Rosewall holds the record for being the youngest champion ever.
- Margaret Court holds the record for most female Australian Open championships won.
- Rafael Nadal defeated Fernando Verdasco in 2009 to win the longest tennis match in history.
- At age 16, Martina Hingis is the tournament’s youngest female winner.
- This competition uses 40,000 tennis balls each year.
- Every year, more than 300 ball boys and girls often attend
- A 10% increase from 2017, the total prize money for 2018 is a record $55 million AUD (about 44.5 million USD).
Most decorated men’s championship winners:
Most decorated women’s championship winners:
|Margaret Court Smith||11|
|Nancy Wynne Bolton||6|
|Daphne Akhurst Cozens||5|
|Evonne Goolagong Cawley||4|
Australian Open Men’s 2023 Outright Winner (odds):
- Novak Djokovic: 6/4
- Carlos Alcaraz: 3/1
- Daniil Medvedev: 7/2
- Rafael Nadal: 8/1
- Jannik Sinner: 12/1
- Nick Kyrgios: 12/1
- Alexander Zverev: 14/1
- Stefanos Tsitsipas: 14/1
- Dominic Thiem: 20/1
- Felix Auger-Aliassime: 20/1
Australian Open Women’s 2023 Outright Winner (odds):
- Iga Swiatek: 2/1
- Naomi Osaka: 8/1
- Ons Jabeur: 11/1
- Aryna Sabalenka: 14/1
- Paula Badosa: 14/1
- Caroline Garcia: 16/1
- Cori Gauff: 16/1
- Elena Rybakina: 20/1
- Emma Raducanu: 20/1
- Maria Sakkari: 20/1